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October 28th, 2018

Svitolina Comeback Beats Stephens in WTA Finals Final

“I think I have nothing to prove anymore to anyone,” Svitolina said afterwards. “It’s definitely a good statement for myself and good boost of — I can’t say confidence, because I try to always have confidence in myself, to have it is my personality. I think for me it’s just that the third set really showed that I was mentally tough. That’s what made the difference.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 27th, 2018

Stephens To Face Svitolina For WTA Singapore Finals Title

A new WTA Finals champion will be crowned on Sunday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 6:25 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

October 26th, 2018

Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

The final four at the WTA Finals are set, and none of the Top 4 seeds made it.

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Svitolina Wins White Group At WTA Finals, Pliskova Makes SFs; Stephens-Kerber Fri.

Caroline Wozniacki revealed at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday that she has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 24th, 2018

Stephens And Kerber Win Thrillers At Singapore Finals; Svitolina-Wozniacki Thurs.

Two semifinal berths are set to be filled Thursday at the Singapore WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:24 pm in WTA Championships | 4 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

Elina Svitolina moved to 2-0 at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The last 3 US Open champions take the court Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

October 3rd, 2018

Stephens Ousted In Beijing; Wozniacki, Pliskova Advance; Sabalenka v 2017 Champion Garcia

Sloane Stephens has now lost four of her last six matches.

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 24th, 2018

Halep, Wozniacki Lead Loaded Wuhan Field; Kerber v Keys, Svitolina v Sabalenka Tues.

9 of the Top 10 on the WTA began the week in Wuhan.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Wuhan | 3 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Stephens Dumped Out as Serena Advances at US Open; Keys, Osaka On Wednesday

“The crowd was really for me and I felt so bad that I wasn’t winning,” said Williams. “I said ‘I got to try even harder.’”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Serena Rolls, Trips, Rolls at US Open; Keys, Osaka, Sharapova in Action Monday

“I feel like just getting through it in general was all I’m looking at now and not looking back and just moving towards the next match,” Williams said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis, US Open | 24 Comments »

August 28th, 2018

World No. 1 Halep Shocked on Day 1 at US Open; Draw Opens for Serena, Venus Williams

It was Kanepi’s second career win over a world No. 1, while it was Halep’s 12th first-round loss at a Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 am in Tennis, US Open | 19 Comments »

August 17th, 2018

3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati

“I don’t know how [I saved match point] because she did a really great serve and I just played the [return], I don’t know, like a baby.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off

August 12th, 2018

Halep Tops Stephens in Another Blockbuster in WTA Rogers Cup Final

“This week, it’s been an amazing effort,” said Halep after claiming her third title of the year. “It’s brutal, the effort for me. This week it was really tough.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

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